Unlocking student potential with Emmanuelle Coppinger, Managing Director @ Front Row Ventures

February 11, 2022

On this week’s show, we spoke with Emmanuelle Coppinger, Managing Director @ Front Row Ventures

Emmanuelle (Manue) is passionate about new technologies and the ability of startups to improve society. She mentors and sits on the advisory boards of different early-stage startups. Manue is also a community leader. She built the Canadian chapter and has been the Ambassador for Canada of Women in AI (WAI), a non-profit do-tank whose mission is to increase female representation and participation in AI. She spent the last 2+ years at Next AI Montreal as the Director of Ventures, mainly in charge of co-building the program from scratch, startups recruitment, portfolio management, and founders growth. Before that, she founded a travel accessories brand that she ran for 8 years and a non-profit to help promote blood platelets donation towards students. Manue holds an MBA from ESSEC Business School (Paris) and started her career in auditing in France, followed by 3 years in investment banking in Australia. As Managing Director of Front Row Ventures, she will practice her demonstrated passion for mentoring, community building, and venture investments. Manue’s vision for FRV is to make it THE foundational platform to build the next generation of Canadian tech talent. When she’s not pitching to investors or mentoring Canada’s next generation of entrepreneurs and investors, Manue loves to spend some time with her friends & family, travel, cook, and build DIY furniture.

On the show, we spoke about: 

  • Front Row’s mission to help student founders
  • Their proprietary deal flow
  • Screening 800 companies per year 
  • Impact investing within her portfolio
  • The principles she talks about with her founders

Emmanuelle is a mission driven fund manager. She just started at Front Row and is poised to make a big impact. I hope that you enjoy the conversation!

Let us know what you think. What types of guests would you like to see on the show?  What topics interest you the most? Send me your thoughts at nectar@thepnr.com


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